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Record Number: 9945


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Subsequently I recieved a curiously worded scroll addressed to "Our trusty and well beloved Hannah Maria Mitchell." This document would hardly find favour with the advocates of Basic English - there are no stops or commas in it. It begins with "Greeting. Know ye that we have assigned you and every one of you jointly and severally Our Justices to keep the peace in and throughout our city of Manchester in our County Palatine of Lancaster and to keep and cause to be kept all Ordinaces and Statues made for the good of our peace and for the Conservation of the same." Then followed the instructions - "to chastise and punish all persons that offend against the form of these ordinaces. To cause to come before you or any of you all those who to anyone or more of Our People concerning their bodies or the firing of their houses have used threats to find sufficient security for the Peace if they shall refuse to find such Securtiy then them in our prisons until they shall find such security to cause to be safely kept." The scroll ends with the command - "that you diligently apply yourselves to the keeping Our Peace Ordinance Statutes and all and signular other the premises and perform and fulfil the same in form aforesaid being therein what to Justice appertaineth according to the Laws and Customs of England."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1926 and 31 Dec 1946

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Hannah Mitchell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Feb 1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

city magistrate

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[To our trusty and well beloved Hannah Maria Mitchell]

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9945

Source:

Print

Author:

Hannah Mitchell

Editor:

Geoffrey Mitchell

Title:

The Hard Way Up

Place of Publication:

England

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

226

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hannah Mitchell, Geoffrey Mitchell (ed.), The Hard Way Up (England, 1968), p. 226, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9945, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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